FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Stars Clashes In Group Match

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Stars Clashes In Group Match

With the qualifiers out of the way, the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage draw was held over the weekend, giving us a glimpse of the action that’ll follow in November. Footballing superstars will grace the world’s biggest stage from 21 November to 18 December at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was made on Friday. While Spain set up a mouth-watering clash with Germany in Group E, defending champions France were placed in Group D. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were drawn in Group H. Five-time winners Brazil were placed in Group G. Qatar, the hosts of the tournament, already took position A1 from Pot 1 (placed in Group A), while the remaining teams were allocated pots on the basis of their FIFA Rankings, released on Thursday.

Team-mates at Liverpool since 2018, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk will be fierce enemies at Qatar 2022 as they bid to help their nations reach the knockout stages. But who will come out on top in their World Cup showdown?

Group B: Christian Pulisic v Harry Kane

Christian Pulisic v Harry Kane 1

Influential attackers for London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, USA’s Christian Pulisic and England talisman Harry Kane are set to do battle in Qatar.

Both players have shone at FIFA tournaments before, with Pulisic helping Chelsea lift the FIFA World Club Cup and Kane playing a starring role in England’s run to the semi-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Group C: Lionel Messi v Robert Lewandowski

Lionel Messi v Robert Lewandowski

Goalkeepers and defenses will have their work cut out in Group C, especially with two of the world’s deadliest goalscorers – Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski – on the prowl.

In 2021, Lewandowski was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player, while Messi won the Ballon d’Or. With their nations set to face each other in the final round of group games, will the battle between these two superstars decide who progresses to the knockout stages at the expense of the other?

Group D: Christian Eriksen v Paul Pogba

Christian Eriksen v Paul Pogba

Christian Eriksen’s potential return to World Cup action would be one of the biggest stories at Qatar 2022. If he features for Denmark in November and December, he will be up against one of the best midfielders on the planet: France’s Paul Pogba.

Group E: Cesar Azpilicueta v Thomas Muller

Germany’s Thomas Muller, one of the greatest goalscorers in FIFA World Cup history, will be in for a difficult game against Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta in Qatar. The Germany – Spain fixture will therefore see two former FIFA Club World Cup winners lock horns, since Muller’s Bayern Munich were crowned World Champions in 2020, while Azpilicueta’s Chelsea lifted the same title a year later.

Group F: Kevin De Bruyne v Luke Modric

Kevin De Bruyne v Luke Modric

Belgium vs. Croatia is one of the most eagerly anticipated group games at Qatar 2022, mainly due to the mouth-watering contest between midfield maestros Kevin De Bruyne and Luka Modric.

Group G: Neymar v Xherdan Shaqiri

Neymar v Xherdan Shaqiri

If you love the art of dribbling, then you will not want to miss any of the action in Group G, especially Brazil-Switzerland. This standout fixture will pit Neymar, one of the most skillful players of his generation, against one-on-one supremo Xherdan Shaqiri.

Group H: Cristiano Ronaldo v Luis Suarez

Cristiano Ronaldo v Luis Suarez 1

One of the greatest goalscorers of all time, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo will strut his stuff in Group H, which also features Uruguayan’s all-time leading marksman, Luis Suarez.

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